Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tear your hair out”

tear your hair out

If you tear your hair out over a problem, you are worrying a lot about it: She's been tearing her hair out over the final chapter of her novel for the last month.Anxious and worried
(Definition of tear your hair out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Anxious and worried, but you might be interested in these topics from the Anxiety and worry topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “tear your hair out”

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More